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Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 9 July 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

A recumbent bicycle is a bicycle that places the rider in a laid-back reclining position. Most recumbent riders choose this type of design for ergonomic reasons; the rider's weight is distributed comfortably over a larger area, supported by back and buttocks. On a traditional upright bicycle, the body weight rests entirely on a small portion of the sitting bones, the feet, and the hands.

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Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting picture of this bicycle.

9 Jul 2012 5:17am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice image, I had not given it a thought before as to why this sort of cycle might be an improvement

9 Jul 2012 6:11am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprb eiamge et cpatage de ce sportif en plein action.

9 Jul 2012 6:26am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

je ne pourrais pas imaginer le tour de france comme ça !!

9 Jul 2012 7:21am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well captured

9 Jul 2012 7:30am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Certainement plus confortable qu'une selle de vélo !!:) joli !

9 Jul 2012 11:06am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A wonderful capture Eric. These bicycles are amazing and they do look more comfortable than a standard bicycle. Very well captured.

9 Jul 2012 11:28am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

hey, this isn´t fair!!! it´s a combination between "couching" and biking! the convenient kind of sports! *gg*

9 Jul 2012 12:03pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

This would be my kind of biking. My sitting bones are not what they use to be ;-)

9 Jul 2012 12:20pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Great shot of this biker and his equipment. The only trouble with recumbent bikes is there is no support for the head.

9 Jul 2012 12:35pm

tataray from france, France

Cool vélo .... plus facile à gérer !...:))

9 Jul 2012 12:48pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Nice capture!!

9 Jul 2012 12:59pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

In this position, I believe that I would fall asleep ! Phil

9 Jul 2012 1:04pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great shot of this guy riding, Eric. Don't know if I'd be able to ride one of those things or not. :-))

9 Jul 2012 1:07pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

And it seems comfortable too!!

9 Jul 2012 1:57pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

il y en a de tous les styles, il y en a de plus en plus car super confortables...

9 Jul 2012 2:30pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

So many different kinds of wheels Eric.... this gentleman looks pleased that the tour is finally on the move! A great capture, I enjoyed!

9 Jul 2012 3:23pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

ANd if I recall correctly, these things can miove like a bat out of a dragon's mouth!! Beautiful shot, Eric!

9 Jul 2012 4:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great shot! I have never ridden one of these but they don't look comfortable to me. I would also be afraid that on the road, you would not be as easily seen and could be run over.

9 Jul 2012 5:24pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

I look at one of these and expect to see a steering mechanism which is intriquing.

9 Jul 2012 5:46pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Seems to be very comfortable ... Beautiful photo of this interesting bike and its "pilot" !!!

9 Jul 2012 5:59pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Yep, must be confortable indeed... Excellent capture Eric ! Have a lovely day :)

9 Jul 2012 6:11pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

This looks SO comfortable! Want one of these!

9 Jul 2012 6:41pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

A more comfortable way to participate.
Well done, Eric.

9 Jul 2012 6:43pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb photo and very interesting documentary .

9 Jul 2012 6:59pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is my kind of bike! Excellent action shot and perspective.

9 Jul 2012 7:09pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful captured..uhmm biker..!
(sometimes they zoom across my wheel..the háve more speed,I admit ! :))

9 Jul 2012 7:47pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Superbe photo et merci pour les explications !

9 Jul 2012 7:48pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture and this looks so comfortable; will this bike do the same speeds as the upright bikes?

9 Jul 2012 8:31pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful ...! a very comfortable bike ... Thanks for the explanation... Best regards, Adela

9 Jul 2012 8:55pm

Moein from Tehran, Iran

modern bicycle is the aggressively nice subject for fine art

9 Jul 2012 9:09pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Must be a cool and exciting ride! Nice capture!

9 Jul 2012 9:10pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

I would probably fall asleep in that position. Interesting info!

9 Jul 2012 9:38pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

that pretty picture. and good explanation of the text and an excellent support for the organization. congratulations to all. a big kiss. Alejandra

9 Jul 2012 10:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

stable and comfortable!!

9 Jul 2012 11:33pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

These just don't look comfortable to me, but I've never tried one - except the exercise type that go nowhere. That's what my Dr. wanted me to ride after my knee surgery. A real one would probably be a lot more fun.

10 Jul 2012 3:21am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Cool invention...does it give the rider the same work out!....nice shot

11 Jul 2012 5:19pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)